Cao Cong

Cao Cong

Visiting Academic Fellow

July to September 2016

Cong Cao, a scholar of social studies of science, technology, and innovation in China, holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and is now a professor of science, technology and society and Chinese studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He has published widely on China’s scientific elite, human resources in science and technology, research and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology, reform of the science and technology system, among others. His book on China’s evolving policy pertaining to research and commercialization of agricultural biotechnology is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, European Union, and other organizations.

The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.